Barkerville leg of the Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run
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Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Festivals & Events


Billy Barker Days & the Quesnel Rodeo

The largest festivals and events in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region take place in the summer and winter.

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is ranching country, and popular summer events include stampedes and rodeos in Williams Lake and Quesnel.

Those favouring arts and culture head to Wells for ArtsWells, voted one of the "Top 10 Music Festivals in Canada" by listeners of CBC Radio 3.

In winter, check out the horse-drawn sleigh and carollers at Barkerville Historic Town's Old-Fashioned Christmas or watch the speedy mushers delivering Canada Post packages on the Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run.

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